Along the Blackstone: Diners of the Valley   Recently updated !

Mondays @ 9:30 AM and Sundays @ 3:00 PM

You’re working 2nd shift. You’re starving and it’s the early 1870’s, where do you go to get a cup of hot “Joe”, or a slice of apple pie or a Pulled Pork Sandwich? Well, in most towns you’d be out of luck, but if you were in Providence, RI in 1872, Walter Scott would be serving a piping hot cup of coffee, pulled pork sandwich and a slice of the best homemade apple pie. It became so lucrative for Scott, that he quit his job at the Providence Journal as a typesetter and began running several horse-drawn wagons around Providence dishing out great food to all the 2nd shift workers and other “nite owls”. On this episode of Along the Blackstone, learn about the origins of an uniquely American establishment, the American Diner.


The Garage with Steve Butler: Toolbox   Recently updated !

PIcture of Steve Butler in front of garage

Steve Butler. Courtesy of The Garage Blogspot

Mondays @ 11:30 AM and Thursdays @ 2:00 PM

Too many tools and not enough storage? Why not build the Bergener tool box? This easy to transport toolbox is named after Steve’s friend and mentor Fred Bergener. Steve will walk through the steps to construct this classic style tool box. In this episode, Steve covers how to make a simple box and finger joint, starting with some different examples on how to create a great jig. He also provides an easy tip to keep the frame of a box square while the glue dries.


August Business & Finance Fridays   Recently updated !

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The American Legion: Entrepreneur Series

Fridays @ 11:00 AM and Mondays @ 8:00 AM

Although this series is geared towards military veterans translating their experience and assets to start a business, anyone interested in starting their own business will get invaluable advice from the featured business owners. This next installment of the series covers growing your business. Learn how to build your brand and grow a customer base through marketing. Get helpful advice on how to make smart decisions with hiring and managing employees. Finally, get valuable tips on winning government contracts.

Money Talks: College Debt

Wednesdays and Fridays @ 11:30 AM

Jack speaks with financial advisor, Sara Romaine, about formulating a successful college funding plan. She specifically highlights the benefits of 529 plans. Sara also reviews the questions she asks young students to help them make the best college choices geared toward their interests.

The Language of Business: Bold Moves

Tuesdays and Fridays @ 12:30 PM

In order to make it in business world, there are times when bold moves are needed. Would you have the stomach to put it all on the line for personal and professional Growth? This month’s show is all about knowing when and how to make those Bold Business Moves!

Get a Job Show: Episode 9

Fridays @ 1:00 PM and Wednesdays @ 8:30 AM

Consultant Rick Gillis continues his series to help job seekers with their careers.  Today on his show are guests Vickie Irvin from DevelopmentRocks.com and Consultant Cecilia Rose.  You made it past the first round and have a job interview. Now what? Get helpful tips on how to better prepare for this next step in your career.  Also, Vickie Irvin conducts a mock interview with show producer.

Skills to Pay the Bills: Panel on Small Business Readiness Part 2

Wednesdays and Fridays @ 2:00 PM

This month’s episode of Skills to Pay the Bills is the conclusion to this two part panel on small business readiness and equity acquisition. Host, Lorette Farris, is joined by panelist Cory Wilburn, CIO of iBOSS Inc., Bob Rippeon, CEO and Director of Acquisitions of Silverado Investment Group, LLC, and Fernando Suarez, CEO of Fernando Suarez Tax Office.


Herndon Arts with Amy: Interview with Keith Naquin and David Skibiak

Herndon Arts with Amy

Mondays @ 3:30 PM, Wednesdays @ 9:00 PM and Sundays @ 8:30 PM

On the second episode of Herndon Arts with Amy, host, Amy Van Vleet-Skiavo`, takes a tour of the latest exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon.  Their current exhibit is “The Road Less Traveled” by artists David Skibiak and Keith Naquin. Amy sits down with both artists to talk about the inspiration behind the exhibit, starting with how these two old high school friends reunited.  Amy also gets an inside scoop on the stories behind a couple of pictures with the artist.

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Book Lust with Nancy Pearl: Guest Brad Craft   Recently updated !

Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM and Thursdays @ 2:30 PM

On this episode of Book Lust, Nancy sits down with Brad Craft, used book buyer at Seattle`s University Book Store. Nancy learns about what makes a book valuable and what kind of wear can greatly diminish it’s value. They also discuss their own personal library and how to cultivate your own personal library at home.


Emily’s Garden: It’s a Fair Day in New England   Recently updated !

Emily's Garden Stone

Mondays @ 10:30 AM and Thursdays @ 8:30 AM

On this episode, Emily takes a trip to the Rehoboth Agricultural Fair. Emily discusses the history and evolution of fairs from ancient times to today.  Also, Emily visits rabbit farmer, Cheryl Walsh’s booth.  Cheryl is known for her rabbits as well as the yarn she spins from their fur.  Cheryl demonstrates the process of turning fur into yarn as well as discussing what other animals’ fur can be used to make yarn.  Finally, Emily demonstrates how to make a decorate birdhouse out of seed packets.


Along the Blackstone: Helping Mother Natures Critters   Recently updated !

Sunday, July 25th & August 2nd @ 3:00 PM
Monday, July 27th @ 9:30 AM

Since the early days of the new 20th Century environmental awareness, individuals have been making a difference by improving wildlife habitats and survival. There are many volunteers helping out in the Blackstone Valley. From Spotted Blue Salamanders to Dragon Flies to River Herring, creative and energetic people are making a difference by assisting these species survive. On this episode, get a glimpse of motivated people of all ages give Mother Nature a Helping Hand.


New Arts Program: Herndon Arts with Amy

Herndon Arts with Amy

Tuesday, July 21st @ 11:30 PM
Wednesday, July 22nd @ 7:30 AM, 10:50 AM, 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
Regular Time: Mondays @ 3:30 PM, Wednesdays @ 9:00 PM and Sundays @ 8:30 PM

Frameworks just wrapped up its second season, but don’t worry we have a new arts show starting this week! Herndon Arts with Amy is a program that highlights the local arts’ scene in the town of Herndon. On the first episode, Amy sits down with Director of the Herndon Regional Wind Ensemble, Dr. Lawrence Walker about his upcoming performance.  The Herndon Regional Wind Ensemble will be performing Saturday, August 1st at 6 PM at the Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Park.   Amy meets Jimmy Cirrito at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course to talk about the genesis of Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern Annual Golf Tournament and what to expect this year for its 18th year.  This wonderful event that benefits the Council for the Arts in Herndon takes place Thursday, July 30th at 7:30 AM at Herndon Centennial Golf Course.  Amy also visits the Sacred Threads Quilts‘ Exhibition now taking place through July 26th at Floris United Methodist Church.  On this episode, she sits down with Vikki Pignatelli, Cyndi Souder, and Lisa Ellis to talk about their quilts and learn more about this unique event.


The Childrens Corner: Lovin Lobster

The Children's Corner: Talkin Turkey

Saturdays @ 10:30 AM

In this episode, Sheriff Stephen J. takes a look at how lobsters go from the sea to your dinner table. First, Sheriff Stephen J. takes a ride on a working lobster boat with Captain Adam Scott. Next, he heads to shore to talk with a lobster bait salesman and visits “Young’s Lobster Pound” to see how lobsters are prepared for eating.


Business and Finance Fridays July

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The American Legion Entrepreneur Series: Part 1

Fridays @ 9:30 AM and Mondays @ 8:00 AM

Although this series is geared towards military veterans translating their experience and assets to start a business, anyone interested in starting their own business will get valuable advice from the featured business owners.  Part one focuses on transitioning out of the military, coming up with a business plan and financing your new business.

Skills to Pay the Bills: Panel on Small Business Readiness Part 1

Fridays @ 11:00 AM and Wednesdays @ 2:00 PM

Lorette Farris, Co-Founder, and CEO of iBOSS Inc., Cory Wilburn, CIO of iBOSS Inc., Bob Rippeon, CEO and Director of Acquisitions of Silverado Investment Group, LLC and Fernando Suarez, CEO of Fernando Suarez Tax Office discuss small business readiness and equity acquisition.

Money Matters: Commercial Real Estate

Fridays and Wednesdays @ 11:30 PM

Pat Welde of Merrill Lynch and Chuck Steege, CFP of SFG Investment Advisors, Inc. talk with Andrew Benioff of the Lienrock Group about commercial real estate.

The Language of Business: Decoding ABC’s of Finance

Fridays and Tuesdays @ 12:30 PM

In this episode of the Language of Business, Greg Stoller looks into the language of finance. Sometimes a little tricky to navigate, Greg looks at it from several perspectives, from the would-be investor, to the entrepreneur looking to get a financial boost for the company.

Get a Job Show: Episode 8

Fridays @ 1:00 PM and Wednesdays @ 8:30 AM

Consultant Rick Gillis continues his series to help job seekers with their careers. Guests on this program include Deborah Manning from Lucas Group-HR Search and Angela Stauder from thrivagility.com